Bed-Stuy woman facing eviction allowed to stay

A great-grandmother facing eviction has been told she can stay for a few more weeks as the fight to keep her Tompkins Avenue home drags

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - A great-grandmother facing eviction has been told she can stay for a few more weeks as the fight to keep her Tompkins Avenue home drags on.Mary Ward says she's been living in her home for 44 years and even has the original deed. However, a man who claims he owns the property after purchasing it in a foreclosure sale three years has been trying to evict her. Ward says she just wants to know who exactly owns the property.

With the help of her attorney and state Assemblywoman Annette Robinson (D-Brooklyn), the marshal and purported property owner agreed not to go through with the eviction today. Robison says she's going to help ensure Ward gets to keep her home.

Community groups gathered at Ward's home this morning to offer their support and protest Ward's eviction.

To watch extended footage from the protest seeking to prevent the eviction of grandmother Mary Lee Ward, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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